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Nadir Man Arrested For Brookman Road Bar Assault of Man and Woman Monday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man whom police originally did not know by name was arrested Monday for a Brookman Road bar assault on two people over two months ago, authorities said.

Robert “Peppa” Darroux, 31, of Estate Nadir was arrested at 2:16 p.m. Monday and charged with with two counts of first-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Darroux is alleged to have assaulted a man and a woman during a disagreement at Maggie’s Bar on Brookman Road on July 23,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Bail for Darroux was set at $150,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending his advice-of-rights hearing.

As far as the Virgin Islands Free Press knows, the VIPD never reported that an assault occurred in July or August at a “Maggie’s Bar” on St. Thomas. Also, there is no Internet listing for a Maggie’s Bar on St. Thomas.

The V.I. Free Press came across a police Twitter post this month alerting the public that a “Peppa” was wanted for an assault in late July. Police posted his picture to social media, but only knew his nickname “Peppa,” not his proper name.

Robert “Peppa” Darroux, 31, of Estate Nadir, St. Thomas.

The V.I. Freep posted an article at 9:13 a.m. Monday that “Peppa”/Darroux was wanted for questioning in a Brookman Road assault. He was arrested by police at 2:16 p.m. Monday.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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